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  • Madrasa a place of prayer and peace for Rohingya kids

    Inside a stifling bamboo shanty, eight-year-old Saleema Khanam throws a bright yellow shawl over her head and steps out into the enormous Bangladesh refugee camp tightly clutching her treasured Koran.

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    Plan to shift Rohingyas to Bhashan Char postponed

    Government has postponed plans to begin relocating Rohingya Muslims to a remote island, officials said yesterday, amid staunch opposition to the controversial idea among refugees living near the Myanmar border.

  • Malaysia won't support Suu Kyi anymore

    Malaysia will no longer support the leadership of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi over her handling of the Rohingya crisis in her country, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday.

  • Bangladesh, UN agree to address sexual violence against Rohingyas

    The government of Bangladesh and the United Nations will jointly address conflict-related sexual violence committed against members of the Rohingya population forcibly displaced from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

  • Rohingya crisis: PM pushes for quick solution

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has demanded immediate and effective implementation of the Myanmar-UN agreement on the solution to Rohingya crisis which is putting immense socioeconomic pressure on Bangladesh.

  • PM receives 2 int'l awards for hosting Rohingyas

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has received two international awards -- the IPS International Achievement Award and the 2018 Special Distinction Award for Leadership -- for her humanitarian and responsible policy in hosting the Rohingyas and for her far-sighted leadership over the Rohingya issue.

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    Those responsible for Myanmar crimes could face genocide charges: US

    A US government probe into Myanmar’s campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority was not aimed at determining whether genocide or crimes against humanity had been committed, but those responsible could still be held accountable for those crimes, a top State Department official says.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the United Nations General Assembly

    Ending Rohingya Crisis: PM places 3 proposals at UN meet

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday made three recommendations for solving the Rohingya crisis at its root, including abolition of discriminatory laws, policies and practices of Myanmar against the minority group.

  • How Bangladesh should approach the Rohingya issue

    It is quite evident that Bangladesh will be playing a prominent role at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) this year since the Rohingya crisis will be one of the dominating agendas for not only Bangladesh but also many other countries.

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    WB approves $25m grant for Rohingyas

    The World Bank (WB) has approved another $25 million, including $4 million from Canada, to help Bangladesh provide education and support to heal the psychological wounds of Rohingya children and youths who had fled violence in Myanmar.

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    WB regional vice president due today

    World Bank Vice President for the South Asia region, Hartwig Schafer, is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka today to further deepen the

  • The world will not rest on Rohingya crisis

    British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt yesterday called for justice on the Rohingya crisis after his visit to Myanmar's Rakhine state, telling embattled leader Aung San Suu Kyi the world "won't let it rest".

  • ICC referral may need to be considered over Rohingya treatment: UK

    British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt says the international community should consider referring the treatment of Rohingya in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court unless those responsible are tried and held accountable in the country.

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    ASEAN MPs urge UN to act on devastating Rohingya atrocities report

    Lawmakers from South East Asia urges the UN to act on a devastating report on atrocities against Rohingya in Myanmar and do everything it can to pave the way for justice for victims.

  • Restore Rohingya rights to citizenship

    A group of UN investigators yesterday called on the Myanmar government to suspend the citizenship verification process based on the 1982 Citizenship Law and restore the citizenship rights of Rohingyas through a speedy administrative process.

  • 4,300 acres of hills, forests razed for Rohingya shelters

    A total of 4,300 acres of hills and forests were razed down to make temporary shelters, facilities and cooking fuel in Ukhia and Teknaf of Cox's Bazar, threatening the biodiversity of the three ecologically-critical areas of the country, according to a latest report.

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    UN gets access to Rakhine

    The UN began work inside Myanmar's violence-torn northern Rakhine state yesterday, the first time its agencies have been granted permission to operate there since more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled the area last year.

  • Collect evidence of Myanmar's crimes

    The new UN human rights commissioner, Michelle Bachelet, yesterday called for an international mechanism to collect evidence of crimes committed by the Myanmar army against the Rohingya Muslims in order to pursue prosecutions.

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    Atrocities Against Rohingyas: Start probe now

    UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng has urged International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to consider ICC's recommendation of opening an investigation into the atrocities against Rohingyas without delay.

  • Asean MPs welcome ICC jurisdiction over crimes against Rohingya

    Regional lawmakers welcome the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) which ruled that it could exercise jurisdiction over the alleged crime of deportation of the Rohingya population, despite Myanmar not being a party to the Rome Statute.

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    Dhaka hopes for start of Rohingya repatriation 'soon'

    Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali yesterday said they are expecting to begin the Rohingya repatriation soon by sending the first batch of over 3,000 forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals.

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    Rohingya man shot dead by criminals

    Criminals shot a Rohingya man dead inside a camp at Leda in Teknaf upazila yesterday afternoon.

  • Myanmar struggles to digest global anger over Rohingya crisis

    Baffled, hurt or indignant, many inside Myanmar are struggling to digest a week of opprobrium heaped on their country by the UN and even Facebook over the treatment of the Rohingya, a stateless Muslim group whose plight elicits little sympathy in the Buddhist-majority nation.

  • OIC to form a body for Rohingya crisis

    Rohingya Genocide: Myanmar planned it long before ARSA attacks

    The UN has found that the Myanmar military had planned the Rohingya genocide long before the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army attacked the country's security personnel, a justification put forward by Myanmar for the violent crackdown on the ethnic minority.

  • Rohingya crisis: UN reveals satellite images of atrocities

    The UN Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar publishes some maps and satellite imageries of atrocities against the Rohingyas in northern Rakhine State of Myanmar.

  • We have failed Rohingya: Blanchett

    UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and Oscar-winning actor Cate Blanchett, who visited a refugee camp in Bangladesh last year, says what she saw and heard there left her both “shocked and disturbed”.

  • Top military men responsible for human rights abuse in Myanmar: US

    Mentioning that the findings of a new report indicate widespread human rights abuses by the Myanmar military and its other security forces, the United States says it held high-level military individuals in Myanmar responsible for the situation.

  • Myanmar rejects UN probe on Rohingya abuses

    A Myanmar government spokesman rejects a report by United Nations investigators that called for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide, saying the international community was making "false allegations".

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    Myanmar’s new commission can’t create way for accountability: UN

    Myanmar’s recently-formed commission of enquiry “will not and cannot provide a real avenue for accountability, even with some international involvement’’, according to a UN probe report on the atrocities” against the Rohingya community.

  • ‘Genocidal intent’ behind atrocities against Rohingyas: Report

    Myanmar’s military carries out mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingyas in the country’s Rakhine State with “genocidal intent”, UN investigators say.